As if we needed more proof of how politicized the Pentagon has become under President Joe Biden, the tale of the general and the medic help illustrate that.
As The Free Press posted recently, the U.S. Army suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky after he fired a little snark at first lady Jill Biden.
On June 24, after the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade dropped, Biden tweeted, “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us. And while we may be devastated by this injustice, we will not be silent. We will not sit back as the progress we have already won slips away.”
In reply, Volesky tweeted, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.”
The Army suspended Volesky, a recipient of the Silver Star, the military’s third-highest award for gallantry, from his consulting gig and announced he was under investigation.
On the other hand, we have the unidentified Army medic who openly raised doubt about her willingness to defend our nation after the Roe decision.
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According to the New York Post, an Army spokesman said the medic has the right to express her opinions – even though she is still on active duty, unlike Volesky, who is retired.
The medic, known as “rahasenfratz” on Tik Tok, said in a video, “I just extended my contract to continue serving this country a week ago. How am I supposed to swear to support and defend the Constitution and a country that treats its women like second class citizens?”
She then wondered how she could “wake up every day and put on a frickin’ uniform that says ‘United States Army’” when America “doesn’t even give a rat’s a–” about her.
“It gives more of a rat’s a– about the guns they’re allowed to buy that kill the children that I’m forced to give birth to,” she said. “Think about that.”
When the Post asked Army spokesman Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Hewitt what he thought about rahasenfratz’s video, he replied that the Army “respects the right of Soldiers to use social media for self-expression.”
“However,” Hewitt added, “all Army personnel have limitations on what they can discuss. As members of a values-based organization, Soldiers are expected to treat all persons with dignity and respect, online and offline.”
“With regard to the Supreme Court’s recent decision,” Hewitt told the Post, the Pentagon “does not prohibit Army personnel, at any time, including when they are at work or on duty, from expressing their personal opinions about non-partisan issues, even if politically charged.”
Hewitt did not say whether the left-wing soldier would face discipline or if she already has, the Post noted. Personal opinions about “non-partisan” issues could be considered “political activity” if the Army finds it is connected to “candidates or political parties,” he added.
On this topic, though, most of us would clearly see that one party agrees with overturning Roe, while the other staunchly opposes it.
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The video was deleted, but it’s unclear whether the soldier did it on her own or was ordered to.
Hewitt added that soldiers can be “curtailed” from talking about an issue if military leaders believe such comments “threaten good order and discipline in the workplace.”
In other words, with Biden in charge, soldiers can be as political, partisan and opinionated as they want so long as they express the correct, leftist opinion.